Malacañang has declared special non-working days in February for three cities in celebration of different events for each locale.
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea signed Proclamation Numbers 901, 902 and 903 by authority of President Rodrigo Duterte in declaring the special non-working days.
Malacañang has declared 17 February to mark the celebration of the Araw ng Pasasalamat: HAMAKA in the municipality of Taytay, Rizal.
Meanwhile, a special non-working day was also declared on 18 February in Bayawan, Negros Oriental to mark the celebration of the Tawo-Tawo Festival, which reflects the city’s culture of being a rice granary area.
A Special (Non-Working) Day was also declared on 26 February in Zamboanga City to mark the celebration of its 83rd charter anniversary.
Medialdea said it was but fitting and proper that the people of the said areas be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in their respective occasions with appropriate ceremonies, thus the declaration of the special non-working days.